Winning is everything – and nothing.
Losing is nothing – and everything.
All that matters is the game.
The Players have decided on an Endgame. Play ends only when one side has been annihilated – even if the entire planet is destroyed in the process. They weren’t expecting The Doctor to be one of the pieces – and neither was he. He really doesn’t want to get involved.
The Doctor doesn’t know who he is – but he’s fast ceasing to care. Caught up in ennui, nothing seems to matter to him any more. He has no interest in the Cold War, in spies or double agents or secret documents.
But he’s soon forced to take an active role. Because as far as the authorities are concerned, The Doctor is the Third Man…
- Endgame was the fortieth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Terrance Dicks. It continued the Earth arc, with The Doctor remaining companionless.
- The Doctor is deeply depressed about still being trapped on Earth.
- The Doctor is fast and strong enough to break a man’s ribs before he can react with a few punches.
- The Doctor wears an old brown corduroy suit, later he changes into a brown checked sports jacket, grey flannel trousers and old cloth cap and later into a dark suit, white shirt and tie, with a bowler hat and an umbrella. He gets his hair cut too
- The Doctor observes but does not recognisethe Seventh Doctor and
Ace at the Festival of Britain in 1951. His past self and his former companion were depicted visiting the Festival in Timewyrm Exodus.